Life span
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Basic specification
 
Visible name Life span
Typical usage The typical longevity of the plant.  This should be one year for annuals, two years for biennials, and a range of years (two or more) for perennials.
Visible display type Displayed using a special sliding range manipulator.
Data entry view Life cycle view

Storage details
 
SQL name LifeSpanMin
LifeSpanMax
Storage type Two integer fields representing the lowest and highest values of the range.

Import / export notes

When importing and exporting the column names for this item are LifeSpanMin and LifeSpanMax.
When importing with the Merge option, the existing values for this item will be completely overwritten by the values specified in the input file.
 
Action File type Notes
Import Delimited file Two integer values representing the range of years.
XML file ditto
Export Delimited file Two integer values representing the range of years.
XML file ditto

Publication templates

The replacement tag is <cb:LifeSpan>. The possible attributes for this tag are shown below. Values marked with an asterisk are used by default.
 
Attribute Possible values Notes
text on * A date range written something like this:
  1 year
  2 years
  3-10 years
off No text is written.

 

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Last reviewed March 25, 2004   

 

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